April 8, 2009

York Region restaurants measure up!


City of Vaughan eating establishments receive prestigious award


NEWMARKET – The Regional Municipality of York is pleased to announce that 31 food establishments in the City of Vaughan have earned a 2009 Eat Smart! award. 


This prestigious award recognizes the efforts of local food premises in meeting exceptional standards set in the areas of food safety, healthy food choices and smoke-free dining.


The City of Vaughan Eat Smart! Award Ceremony will take place at the beginning of City of Vaughan Council on Tuesday, April 14th.


When:              Tuesday, April 14th 

                        1 p.m.


Where:            City of Vaughan Council Chamber

                        2141 Major Mackenzie Drive

                        City of Vaughan


Who:                l   Linda Jackson, Mayor, City of Vaughan

                        l   Members of City of Vaughan Council

l   Eat Smart! Award recipients

l   York Region Community and Health Services staff


The York Region Community and Health Services department participates in the Eat Smart! provincial program in partnership with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario and the Canadian Cancer Society.  Awards are granted on an annual basis.


Individual award ceremonies will be held in each of the nine local municipalities where the recognized food establishments reside. 


For a complete list of 2009 Eat Smart! winners, please visit www.york.ca/eatsmart or call York Region

Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653.


For more information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit www.york.ca


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Media Contact:           Jennifer Mitchell-Emmerson, Community and Health Services, York Region

                                   Phone: 905 830-4444 Ext. 4016 / After-hours Cell: 905 251-5553

                                   Email: jennifer.mitchellemmerson@york.ca
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